There will be rest, and sure stars shining, Over the roof-tops crowned with snow. A reign of rest, serene forgetting, The music of stillness holy and low. I will make this world of my devising, Out of a dream in my lonely mind, I shall find the crystal of peace, –above me Stars I shall […]
SATB/piano; Civil War text; subject of perseverance, love and homecoming; commissioned by Choirs of America; recorded by the Southwest Repertory Singers, Z. Randall Stroope, conducting. “….The cannons are silent, no drum o’er the hedge row; just the sound of rain on summer wheat; I dance to beauty, I dance to laughter; Beyond the pinewood, through […]
Written for David Edmonds and the University of Montana choirs; a set of 3 shorter works; 1. A Willow By the River, 2. Mountains, 3. The Prairie; works are for SATB/piano (or SATB/orchestra) E. C. Schirmer Piano/Choral, No. 1.3438; Orchestra full score, No. 1.2453; Parts, No. 1.3454
TTBB/finger cymbals(multiple sets) or tambourine; Text: The astronomer, Galileo, invented the telescope, allowing the first human to view the four satellites or rings of Jupiter observe a supernova, and many other amazing sights in the stars. Galileo wrote a treatise (Siderejus Nuncius) which describes his astronomical discoveries. This work sets to music much of the […]
SSATB/soprano solo/piano/crotales; depicts the journey of Odysseus (the mythological seafarer) as he approaches the Island of the Sirens; epic text. Randall performed this work on the 2016 Southwestern ACDA convention in Kansas City. Written for Dr. Trent Brown the choirs at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Solo voice, flute & piano (flute on movement #3 only) Four movements: 1) Autumn 2) A Winter Night 3) I So Liked Spring (*with flute) 4) Summer’s Day Texts by: Charlotte Mew, Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare FREE audio download of “Love’s Waning Seasons” on the Recordings page. (Randall is the pianist […]